njury to the teeth can affect supporting structures, which also get damaged. This can lead to mobility of the teeth. Such mobile teeth require splinting for a specified period of time till the supporting tissues heal and the tooth becomes stable.
What is Fiber Splinting?
It is a procedure where the teeth are supported in its position for a specific period of time. This is done to teeth that are injured or teeth whose supporting structures are affected by disease, which prevents them from supporting the teeth. Splinting involves binding a group of teeth together so that the biting forces are shared by a group of teeth instead of being borne by the affected tooth.
At Rajan Dental Institute we use ‘Ivoclar Vivadent’ brand for fiber splinting.
Maintenance after Splinting
After the teeth are splinted, they require preventive maintenance. Careful brushing is of the utmost importance, and a device called inter-dental brush (or other similar device) will be needed to clean between the teeth because floss will not be able to penetrate the splint. Regular dental visits, every six months, are required to maintain the splint and ensure proper dental care